Staten Island Zoo

Families can venture from the African savannah to a tropical rain forest at this zoo, which also offers pony rides and a children’s center. Daily 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m. $8 adults, $6 seniors (60+), $5 children 3-14, under 3 and Wed 2-4:45 p.m. free.

Statue of Liberty

The 151-foot neoclassical statue, designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, was a gift from France to the United States in 1886, and is known worldwide as a symbol of freedom and democracy. Statue Cruises operates a daily ferry service to Liberty Island: 201.604.2800.

Strawberry Fields

The 2.5-acre meditative section of Central Park dedicated to musician and peace activist John Lennon celebrates his vision of world peace.

Hours: Daily 6 am-1 am

Admission: Free

Strivers' Row

This late-19th-century urban housing experiment in Harlem comprises up to 130 town houses that vary in style from Georgian-inspired to neo-Italian Renaissance. Among the prominent African-American residents, whose professional status gave the enclave its name, are musicians Eubie Blake and W.C. Handy.

Subway Map Floating on a New York City Sidewalk

Belgian artist Francoise Schein embedded concrete rods into the city sidewalk, forming an 87-foot-long 1970s subway map.

Tenement Museum

Turn-of-the-20th-century immigrant life on Manhattan's Lower East Side is illustrated through guided tours of authentically preserved tenement apartments.

Hours: Daily 10 am-6 pm (last tour 5 pm) Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

Admission: $25 adults, $20 seniors (65+)/students, children under 6 not admitted.

The Americas Society

Literature, music, visual arts and public policy programs aim to foster an understanding of the contemporary political, social and economic issues confronting Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada. Most events are free and open to the public.

Hours: W-Sa noon-6 pm

Admission: Free

The Anne Frank Center USA

Through education programs and exhibitions, the center, a partner of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, seeks to advance the legacy of Anne Frank as a role model for today. Photographs, audio and video clips, as well as a facsimile of Frank’s diary, which was published to international acclaim in 1947, tell the story of the young victim of the Holocaust.

Hours: Tu-Sa 10 am-5 pm

Admission: $8 adults, $5 seniors (65+)/students, children 8 and under free

The Art Farm in the City

Children and adults alike take pleasure in the programs at this educational petting zoo, which features music, baking and animal-care classes for tots and parents to enjoy. Session times/prices vary.

The Bard Graduate Center

A six-floor town house, the Manhattan outpost of the Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, liberal arts college, contains exhibition spaces, a lecture hall and research library dedicated to the study and history of decorative arts.

Hours: Tu, F-Su 11 am-5 pm, W-Th 11 am-8 pm

Suggested admission: $7 adults, $5 seniors (65+)/students


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